How to Make Teacup Cookies

Written by Mike Tamplin • Jan 07, 2019

How to Make Teacup Cookies

I know many of you are eagerly waiting for this announcement, but wait no longer. The shop is open again!

First, I want to take the time to say a quick, “Thank you!” I appreciate all the support of my small business and the incredible amount of patience from everyone.

I always hate when I have to close the store down temporarily. I realized rather quickly the order queue became too long for me to handle by myself. Unfortunately, I needed to shut the store to help contain the chaos on my end.

However, that's all done now. The shop is open and I'm ready to get back at it again with another tutorial. Here's the first tutorial out of the new Valentine's Day collection. Follow along below as I show how you can recreate these teacup cookies.

Teacup Cookie Cutter

In the shop, you can find this new teacup cookie cutter.

teacup cookie cutter

This cookie cutter comes in two different sizes. However, for this tutorial, I’ll be decorating the LARGE-sized cookie.

Template for the Teacup Cookies

To help with the decorating process, I made a PDF template of all the designs of my 2019 Valentine's Day cookie collection, including this teacup cookie design.

Click the link below for the downloadable template PDF file.

This file is 3 pages long and is rather large in data size. Just a warning, it might take a moment before the file opens in your browser.

If you have a Kopykake or Pico projector, just print it out (or pull it up on your mobile device) and you are good to go. For those without a projector, follow the suggested steps below by tracing the design onto the cookie with an edible food marker.

The Decorating Process

For these Teacup Cookies, you will need the following suggested colors:

Step 1

For those without a projector, mark the guidelines where the cup, tag, and handle should be, as shown. I made a template with template plastic from the PDF file above and used a food marker to draw the guideline on the cookie.

teacup cookies step1

Step 2

Begin by filling in the top brown tea area. Then fill the light pink cup area. Immediately add the two cheek dot details with the dark pink icing. Shake the cookie smooth. Let this icing set for 20 minutes.

Once the icing had crusted over, fill in the tag area with teal icing, and the remaining sections of the cup with light pink icing. Add a white tea envelope detail on top of the brown icing, as shown.

teacup cookie step 2

Step 3

These last steps are the fun part; adding the details.

With black piping icing, add the eyes and smile. Add a red heart on top of the tag and outline around the tag's edge. Add a teabag string and add an outline to the top of the cup.

Then draw the envelope lines on the teabag with a gray food marker.

teacup cookies step 3

Video Tutorial

The steps above are demonstrated in the time-lapsed video below.

These teacup cookies are great as a single favor cookie, but I paired them with this accent plaque cookie cutter with a punny message.

teacup cookies by SemiSweetDesigns.com

I went with "You're a hot tea!" but this teacup design is great for a number of other puns. Some other puns that come to mind are:

"You're my cup of tea!"

You're my best tea!"

"You're tea-rific!" (Or "Thanks for a tea-rific year!" for Teacher gifts.)

"You're my sweet tea!"

I'll be back to processing more shop orders, but I'll have more Valentine's Day tutorials to come. Be sure to check back soon for more puns for the Valentine season.

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